Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Pleotint LLC announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology.“This is an exciting day for our company,” said Harlan Byker, chief executive officer of Pleotint. “As we continue to grow and refine Suntuitive glass, Chad’s background in material...
  • Construction material and labor costs increased in recent months, and will likely continue their upward trajectory, according to two construction price indices, as reported in the Sept. 29 edition of Data DIGest from the Associated General Contractors of America.The Engineering and Construction Cost Index from the IHS Procurement Executives Group was 57.8 percent in September, up from 53 percent...
  • Sika Corp., Target Market Industry, announced the promotion of Carl Tompkins to national sales manager, flat glass, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Tompkins previously served as global AGR-strategic marketing manager, and Western region manager- aftermarket. In his new role, Tompkins will manage strategy, execution and growth targets of Sika Target Market Industry in the flat glass segment for the United...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, senior engineer, technical leader-products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years, and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors.The field of...
  • TheisenLorAMG Architectural Glass and Glazing has hired Joe Theisen as a project manager. Theisen, who started his construction career in the field as an industrial glazier, brings 14 years of glazing experience to AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing.Theisen will work together with architects and general contractors to define scope, schedule, and execute project performance through RFI’s and...
  • Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Alex Bradaran to the position of senior vice president and general manager-Architectural Division. The CGH Architectural Division consists of Solar Seal branded operations in South Easton, Massachusetts; Hamden, Connecticut; and Stafford, Virginia.“Alex brings a significant amount of experience in manufacturing and a proven track...
  • Officials from Kawneer Co. announced a 6 percent price increase for North American customers, effective Oct. 15. Officials attribute the price increase to cost escalations in materials, labor and other operating expenses, according to a Sept. 29 letter to customers.“Although we have been making every effort to offset the rising costs through operations efficiencies, we can no longer continue to...
  • The managing board of Saudi Guardian International Float Glass Co., Ltd. (GulfGuard) agreed in principle to an investment in a new high technology coating machine for its float glass plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.GulfGuard is a joint venture owned by Guardian Industries Corp., Zamil Group Holding Company and The National Company for Glass Industries.The coater uses advanced technology for...
  • DuvalRyanOfficials from Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products announced the hiring of two industry veterans to its growing roster.Dana Duval will serve as branch manager for Aldora’s new Florida location. Duval has an extensive background that includes branch and regional management in the glass industry. His experience handling laminated glass, insulating glass and low-emissivity glass will lend...
  • Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass products, announce expansion plans into the Charlotte, N.C., area market with a new distribution facility. The new location will be managed by Sean Ryan, a glass industry professional with 15 years of executive and general branch supervision.The Charlotte branch will be supplied fabricated glass materials...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...